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Who’s Counting?

Posted April 27th, 2010 at 3:47 pm (UTC-4)
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I received, completed, and returned my 2010 Census form the other day. This was Carol’s and my part of the decennial, or every-10-year, count of adults and children — citizens and non-citizens — living legally or illegally in the United States. “Count” is the operative word, for the Census is not all that it used […]

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More Meanderings

Posted April 20th, 2010 at 12:24 pm (UTC-4)

I have discovered the latest medical fib, on the order of “this won’t hurt a bit” and “the doctor will be with you shortly.”  I recently went under the 21st Century equivalent of “the knife,” involving assorted probes and scopes and zapper devices rather than scalpels.  But the prep hasn’t changed: Strip buck naked and […]

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This ‘n’ That

Posted April 9th, 2010 at 12:02 pm (UTC-4)
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Over the weeks that you and I have been figuratively tramping around the American West together, I’ve been stuffing clippings and notes in my pocket.  At the risk of revealing how diffuse and cluttered my mind has become, here are four of the items that caught my eye. No Sweat With the nation still scuffling […]

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Arid Arizona

Posted April 2nd, 2010 at 2:56 pm (UTC-4)

Let’s conclude our odyssey through the West with a look at dry yet surprisingly green Arizona. Green, thanks to irrigation and irrigation alone. Without it, the bulk of Arizona would still be brown and barren. There’d be no Phoenix-to-Tucson mega-city, no spring “Cactus League” Major League baseball games, no farming to speak of. The West […]

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Ted Landphair


This is a far-ranging exploration of American life by a veteran Voice of America “Americana” reporter and essayist.

Ted writes about the thousands of places he has visited and written about as a broadcaster and book author. Ted Landphair’s America often showcases the work of his wife and traveling companion, renowned American photographer Carol M. Highsmith.

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